Sergio Romo agrees with Giants

Updated: January 20, 2012, 5:40 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-handed relief pitcher Sergio Romo and the San Francisco Giants have settled on a $1,575,000, one-year contract to avoid an arbitration hearing.

The 28-year-old earned himself a nice raise after making $450,000 last year. He had asked for $1.75 million and the club had offered $1.3 million.

Romo went 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA in 65 outings and 48 innings last season for the 2010 World Series champions, who missed the playoffs a year later. He had 70 strikeouts to just five walks as one of the most dependable members of manager Bruce Bochy's bullpen.

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